Our Work

At IPS, our work is centered in our vision: we believe everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Our intersecting programs and initiatives, led by a diverse group of expert staff and associate fellows, are helping to shape progressive movements toward this vision.

Latest Work

America’s Biggest CEOs Last Year Said They Cared About Us All. They Lied.

America’s corporate dividend cascade is revealing the emptiness of the top exec pledge to value workers, not just shareholders.

If Small Businesses Aren’t Essential, Neither Is Collecting Rent

Without rent and mortgage relief, millions of families and smaller landlords could lose their homes and businesses.

Debunking Trump’s China Nonsense

Trump botched his COVID-19 response disastrously, so now he’s giving anti-China conspiracy theories the full weight of the U.S. government.

How to Get $200 Billion for COVID-19 Relief — at No Cost to Taxpayers

We need an emergency charity stimulus and taxpayers have subsidized one, but the $200 billion in funds remain sidelined.

A message from IPS’s Executive Director, John Cavanagh

In these uncertain times it’s hard to know what to do. At IPS, we’re doing everything we can to help those in need.

Time for an Emergency Charity Stimulus

Congress can help nonprofits come up with an additional $200 billion — without costing taxpayers another dime.

The U.S. Military Is a Major Polluter, but ‘Greening’ the Military Is Not the Solution

Instead of greenwashing the military, let’s close unneeded domestic and overseas bases, end all U.S. wars, and cut weapons manufacturing.

Maine Can’t Afford to Have the Postal Service Fail

Only USPS has the capacity to provide the affordable delivery needed by our state, with its large share of senior and rural residents.

Slaughterhouses Aren’t Just for Cattle, Hogs, and Poultry Anymore. Add People.

A powerful industry is making workers choose between their lives and their jobs.

Tiny Portugal Shows America the Right Way to Treat Essential Immigrants During the Coronavirus Crisis

Don’t ban the immigrants we need for essential jobs — welcome them with open arms and full rights.